Smith v. Allwright 1937

In Smith v. Allwright, the U.S. Supreme Court declared that all-white primaries violate the 14th Amendment’s “equal protection under the laws” and the 15th Amendment’s guarantee that the right to vote cannot be denied due to race.

National Archives, Records of the Supreme Court of the United States

<em>Smith</em> v. <em>Allwright</em>